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Greenlit: I Was Impaled, Discovery Fit & Health

I Was Impaled (Body Invaders in Europe)- Docuseries featuring unbelievable stories of foreign objects that people have found ingested or pierced into their bodies. We discover the extraordinary journey of how these foreign items are discovered and the ground breaking techniques used by medics turned detectives as they grapple with the mysterious objects lying deep within their patient for days, months and even years.

From fence posts and French fries to surf boards and garden shears, this series reveals the stories of people from around the world who have accidentally ended up with foreign objects in their body. Each story is vividly brought to life by cutting edge animation – from the horrifying moment of when the injury occurs, to the euphoria of removing the object. We explore the science behind some of the most innovative operations ever performed with first hand testimony from the frontline paramedics and top surgeons involved.

Episodes include:

 Don’t Pull It Out!A woman is impaled on a five-inch iron spike railing, a french fry rips a man’s esophagus, a gardener falls face first onto his pruning shears and a young man is accidentally shot with a five-foot long fishing spear.

Danger OutsideA man is impaled by a six foot fence post, a woman falls directly onto a hooked planter while gardening, a foreign object is mysteriously lodged into a young man’s brain and a mountain biker ends up with his brake lever embedded into his arm.

Unwanted GuestsA woman is impaled through her neck by a Christmas tree, a boy accidentally swallows a barbed hook while fishing and a man nearly dies after being pumped full of enough air to blow up a thousand party balloons.

Who said exercise was good for you?A surfer ends up with his fiber glass surf board embedded in his skull, a motor cross rider crashes and ends up with a stick in his face, a cyclist almost loses his leg during a crucial race, a rugby player has a close encounter with his opponent’s mouth and ends up with a tooth in his head and a skier nearly dies on a mountainside when he crashes in to a fence.

The Enemy WithinA man discovers a wound after mowing his lawn – a piece of wire has entered his heart, a three-year-old has swallowed three refrigerator magnets leaving her with eight holes in her stomach, a 64-year-old woman discover she has a bug in her ear and a pencil in her brain and a carpenter gets a splinter in his eye.

 Great and Small A car accident leaves an ex-Marine with a pole penetrating his mouth and neck, a man accidentally eats a sewing needle with his dinner, a 75-year-old man goes to the hospital with a hearing problem to find out he has a nail in his face, probably, since he was a child and a truck driver ends up trapped in his vehicle with a pole through his chest.

The shows are packed with fascinating facts and meticulous detail about the life saving medical procedures that remove the unwanted object. Prepare to be afraid to leave the house…or even be in the house, as objects attack!

Channel: Discovery Fit & Health

Producer: Two Four Productions

TX: 8th September 2012

Source: Discovery Fit & Health press release

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